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back to classrooms. millions of students and parents across the country in the wake of sandy hook. stay with us, everybody. you're watching "world news now." >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc ♪ >>> welcome back, everyone. it is easy to forget that christmas is just one week away, and schools, they're in their final days before holiday break. >> doesn't seem a lot like christmas time. but none of those days are likely to be as nerve-racking as yesterday was. that was the first day back since the connecticut shootings. abc's amy robach reports on what was an anxious monday for many. >> reporter: parents around innation dropped their children off at school. many holding on a little more tightly. a day of jitters. schools from new york to tennessee to texas all went on alert after fear ignited several false alarms, some bomb threats. others as minor as an umbrella mistaken for a gun. an elementary school in richfield, connecticut, just 20 miles from newtown, went into lockdown after someone reported a suspicious person. security on the minds of principal, it was a pri
in tears but also a town galvanized by their grief. good morning, america, from sandy hook. i'm joined by josh and amy and lara. liz intet in new york. right now, all across america, parents are sending their children to school, a lot of fear as well. we want to begin with gun violence, mental illness. we'll continue it all week long. >> are my children safe, it's a question parents are asking. security has been beefed up at schools and campuses around the country. as new details now surface about the horrifying moments when the shooter entered that school and unimaginable. to end that, we'll be joined by the school nurse. >> sally cox. she'll be with us in a minute. >>> let's get right to the presidents right now. he spoke last night. he came here and met with the families. he was with allison, the granddaughter of the school principal. the president comforted the families yesterday. then delivered the speech. he told the people of newtown, they're not alone. a powerful call to action. a president filled with angry. >> i come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. mere words canno
'll go back to our top story this morning. support worldwide for the victims at sandy hook elementary. >> but first, on the front lines of a war zone, doctors reveal how newer weapons are making their job of saving lives an uphill battle. you're watching "world news now." ñ >>> the heightened discussion on gun violence has revealed some disturbing numbers. 31,000. >> that's the number of americans killed by guns just last year. that's 60 times more than the number of troops killed in iraq and afghanistan the same year. >> on the front line of this war, however, are doctors. abc's matt gutman has more. >> reporter: skylar davis was shot before she was born. >> it went through her arms here, and the exit came out right here. it shattered her elbow bone. >> reporter: a four-pound victim shot while still in her mother's womb. just one of the countless victims caught in the american cross fire every day, in hospitals like this one in miami. jackson's rider trauma center. our ground zero in a national crisis. >> i had a woman eight months pregnant who was shot in her uterus and her brain.
have a viewing party. >>> great thing happening in new york city last night. they had the sandy benefit. you saw bon jovi, bruce springsteen, everybody collaborating for the victims. but something mick jagger said on stage is a little insensitive. here's what he said. and he's drawing only ire and rage from some people. he said this has to be the largest collection of old english musicians ever assembled in madison square garden. but if it rains in london, you've got to come and help us. so basically comparing hurricane sandy, which killed 140 people, and rebuilding is expected to reach $70 billion, comparing that to rain. >> i'm sure he meant it as a joke. >> it was a bad joke. >> didn't realize how it would come across. >>> jon stewart has some harsh words. there's one person never aloud to come back to his show, that's actor hugh grant. hugh was on the show in 2009 and stewart was at an event in jersey and was telling the audience, his quote was, he's giving everyone the word and he's a big pain in the a word, jon said. apparently there was a clip the publicist of the movie that hugh
york city firefighter. hundreds of people waited in lines to pay their respects to sandy hook principal dawn hochsprung, who, of course, died, as she protected her students. just this endless line of funerals. just to see the grief there. >> there have been so many. with 26 victims, i assume we still have some more to go. >> oh, yeah. not done just yet. a few more days of this. i heard of something awful. not to change the mood too much. i pulled this up, too. there was a fake website out there that was raising money for one of the deceased little boys and it came to the family's attention. and they obviously were outraged and rightfully reported to it police. >> it was noah pozner. the 6-year-old little boy. >> before you donate to anything, folks, make sure it's legit, because there is scum out there that would take advantage even of a tragedy like this. >> scam artists. >> so don't believe everything on the internet. >> despicable yet again. >> be careful what you donate to. just make sure it's legit, that's all. >> now a special offering from one of the nation's best elementary scho
. >>> barrelling towards the fiscal cliff. >>> and what a concert, superstars for sandy relief, some of the greatest music performers on stage for last night's all-star benefit concert. >> did you stay up? >> i knew it happening. >> there is sir paul mccarthy playing with nirvana. good morning. i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> up first, new information about the 22-year-old sandwich shop worker who killed two people and critically wounded a teenager at a suburban portland mall. friends say jacob roberts was a happy young man until about a week ago when he quit his job and told his ex-girlfriend he was moving to hawaii. we are also learning more about the three people that robert shot. a dedicated hospice nurse, a former radio executive, remembered as a mentor and a jewelrymaker, and a 15-year-old girl who took a bullet to the chest but is expected to survive. dan simon is live from suburban portland. what else are you finding out about jacob roberts? you know, everybody is questioning what was the motive here? >> good morning. investigators have not found anything in ter
that were hardest hit by super storm sandy. the white house says that the president is requesting more than $60 million. in a joint statement, new york governor andrew cuomo in new jersey gov. chris christie sake, the money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuilt. if they also say the money will be used to protect a region from future storms. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. american airlines pilots overwhelmingly approved a new labor deal it could help the company out of bankruptcy. the allied pilots association says that three-quarters of its nearly 8000 pilots voted for the agreement. the deal includes some compromises on work rules and but benefits. >> shock, sadness and anger in england this morning. a nurse treating the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton for pregnancy complications apparently took her own life. it happened after that nurse took the price call from to australia and disk jockeys. they were pretended to be queen elizabeth who wanted to check what milton. the nurse put the call through. kron 4 urs catherine hee
come on, rise up >>> and the stars come out for sandy. the biggest singers in the world rise up for a 12-12-12 benefit show for the ages. all for victims of the superstorm. the night ending in a massive chant, usa. just stop and listen to this incredible duo this morning. ♪ baby, we were born to run ♪ tramps like us baby, we were born to run ♪ >>> how about those jersey boys? springsteen and bon jovi. last night, what a night at madison square garden. so many stars coming together for the victims of sandy. there's paul mccartney playing with nirvana. we'll have a lot more of the amazing show right there. hello to robin at home. great to have amy robach here. and rachel smith is in for lara today. >>> and we have some chilling, new details about the gunman behind that horrifying shooting at the oregon mall. his ex-girlfriend is now speaking out, saying his behavior changed dramatically the week before the shooting. >>> we have video we couldn't stop watching. here is why. 10-month-old babies learning to swim, obviously, before they can walk. we sent our correspondent, lama
't. we make the sandy hook which was a tragedy a big deal. why don't the politicians come to the funerals of the dead african-american and latino kids who get killed by the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds, the media's ghetto-ized these kids. i'm not diminishing the others but i'm saying, president obama, show up at a funeral here in chicago once in a while, too. >> are these people being ghetto-ized? is it time for washington to act, even the president? we'll answer that next. i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies t
as we remind you, thises the number you want to see fall. hurricane sandy's impact continues to slowly but surely subside. we had weekly jobless claims dropping by 25,000 last week to a seasonally-adjusted 370,000. the week's prior total was revised upward to 395,000 from 393,000. and treasury prices rising today, pushing yields back down to their lowest level in more than two weeks. look at this pathetic yield on the ten-year note. it fell two basis points to 1.57%. you're not getting a lot of return there. david: which is why some people are putting their money in stocks. we have all this covered. we have til mulholland in the pits of the cme. we have a street fight. jeff believes there will be a fiscal cliff resolution. david wright, on the other hand, thinks d.c. will avoid the cliff, but it will not stop the bears from coming around this time. let's start with tim at the cme. and, tim, we were talking about what a low yield you get now on treasuries. people are looking for some kind of yield, and the only place you're finding it is in the stock market. >> yeah, that's true. you al
district in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shooting tragedy in conneticut >> "we want our children on our campuses and our parents and our citizens to feel that our campuses are safe, to see us out there as a presence" >> here you see officers at rossevelt elementary school greeting students on there way to classit is something that comes with having a daily police presence on school campuses in oaklandsays the district's spokesperson troy flint >> "we have a dedicated police staff attached to the school district we prepare for this" >> in addition to the school district having its own school police departmenta federal grant allows oakland police to station officers on 6 campuses in some higher crime areasanother advantage says flint when it comes to preparing for emergency situations >> "unfortunately we do deal with a lot of violence here in certain parts of oakland. we have a degree of expertise and readiness to deal with shootings, we haven't experienced one, thank goodness, of this magnitude, but it is a fact of life here in this community, we feel like we are as well
at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut and the debate over gun control has been revived. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the ten ter of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. i want to get right to it. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywood and the gaming industry but never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. is that meaningful contribution, mr. lapierre, or a dodge? >> david, i said what i honestly thought and what hundreds of millions of people all over this country will believe will actually make a difference. i can't imagine a more horrible tragedy. we all have 5-year-olds in our family in some way. we all put ourselves in that situation and have tears in our eyes. the nra, we have 11,000 police training instructors, 80,000 police families, we're 4 million members and we set down and we said what can we do w
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
the issue of the katrina spending, or sandy spending, the president has spoken time and time again, we need additional stimulus of spending. we saw how well that has worked out the last couple of times, $700 billion, $800 billion spent and not producing any jobs. that's the problem. when the government spends money, and a lot of these other infrastructure investments and stimulus, it takes from the private sector, not creating jobs. if the government is able to spend this money better than a private sector, i have a problem with that. >> i just came from michigan. there's been a resurgence of the auto industry. there was federal money that went into it. without federal money, chrysler and gm would have gone bust. >> the liquidity. like aig -- >> exactly. let me finish. you talk about it's all wasted. that's not true. that's not true. some of it is well spent. and i think you should answer your question. sandy, not named after me, had a major impact on the east coast. there's been a request for help from the federal government. i'm all in favor of accountability. >> but did you have accounta
of president obama for helping sandy-ravaged new jersey came days before the election and had no noticeable effect on the presidential race, but some republicans think christie didn't have to be that efuse sieve. they'll remember if his name pops up in 2016. >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> reporter: from the say what category of entries comes a combo team, missouri senate candidate todd akin and richard murdoch of indiana. >> life is that gift from god, and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> republican dreams to take control of the senate in 2012 had dwipdalled throughout the year, but akin and maur dock pretty much shut that door in a couple of sentences. two words from mitt romney during the primary reverberated all the way through to november. the wish issue was his plan to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. >> people who come here illegally won't be able to find work and over time they would self-deport. >> the concept was n
sandy, that was a natural disaster, to think that all this really is man made, still boggles the mind. >> sickening. especially with claims back to 350, decent number this morning. >> there is a little bit of interpretation to that. to think that the government, federal government certainly was closed on monday and tuesday, some of the state government was closed for both days, one of those days as well, saying maybe it came in a little bit light. some interpretation but funny to see all the headlines crossing this morning saying the futures were moving based on claims or the treasuries based on claims numbers and not what was going on on the fiscal cliff. >> a crummy start to the year we get a fourth strike on top of all that, true. >> not such a crummy year for japan. japanese stocks rallying you can the yen continuing its slide against the dollar in all the major currencies, in fact. asian markets mixed overnight trading. the nikkei climbing to a closing level not seen since just before the march 2011 earthquake, marking a third day of gains, mostly drive bine hopes for a new stimu
into jumpstart and repairs to make a livable after superstar on sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city. the nyse rabbit ears program aims to get people back into their own homes not tipperary housing. federal and city officials see it as an innovative answer to this challenge of the housing dollars of storm victims. the program since contractors to restore power, he, and other essential free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california home. the romney and marriott families are close. in fact mitt romney whose first name is willard was named after the hotels founder john willard marriott. >> it is a high resolution so in a high-profile
of superstar on sandy mastercard adviser and wells fargo reports spending by holiday shoppers trump said the impact on small businesses in november. >> the report says shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in november than they did last year. total u.s. retail sales increased 4.5% of the net same time. >> red box is looking to challenge to red envelope guys. >> red box, the ddt kiosk co. is launching a movie screening service to challenge net flicks. the news service will offer an unlimited streaming video plan that includes movies from warner brothers, and epix along with four night of dvd rentals, for $8 a month. the service will not include tv shows when it launches on an invitation only base by the end of the year. >> we will take a break is 5:11 a.m.. here is a live look at the bay bridge for tick traffic is moving well at the toll plaza and the ground is not terribly wet although we have scattered showers. we will get a full report with erica coming up on the =dj welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. >> new this morning. the first section of a spire that will ride a
of the nation paused this morning to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting exactly one week ago today. abc's linsey davis shows us what people in newtown, connecticut, and across the country are doing to pay tribute. >> reporter: here in newtown and beyond, a moment of silence and tolling of bells at 9:30 this morning at houses of worship across the country. bells rang 26 times, honoring the memories of 20 children and 6 women. from the president, a message to immediately address introduce laws on gun control. >> i want to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: and for the first time since the tragedy, we'll hear from the national rifle association this morning, in a news conference that's been billed as a promise to be, quote, meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. it's a discussion that abc's cynthia mcfadden had with new york city mayor, michael bloomberg, on "nightline." >> you hold them responsible? >> well, i hold you and me responsible. i said that we didn't pay attentio
be on the way for victims of hurricane sandy. the senate approved a spending bill worth $60 billion. the measure heads to the house where some lawmakers are hesitating to approve the bill in the final days of the current session. >>> and in maine, the first same-sex couples are legally exchanging vows today. the new law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two homes are so unstable the homeowners can't get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> pittsburgh, getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 of so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter sto
of the children is ready to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary a new haven lawyer is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang bang bang and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage. sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the parents whose children actually died. pinsky insists the lawsuit is not about money. >> hello. we didn't do en
. >> the president is asking congress for more than $60 billion to help with sandy recovery efforts. he made the request friday on behalf of the state's hardest hit by the october storm. in a joint statement the new york governor and new jersey governor said the money would hen the states rebuild as well as help protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor surviv
and transportation that were damaged by super storm sandy. the initial estimate for the damages $7 billion. new york's metropolitan transit system says much of their train tunnels, station and critical of equipment have been destroyed. the port authority of new york and new jersey which operates three airports say they are still trying to calculate their recover costs. >> on a quick break as the kron4 morning is returns. we are watching traffic moving slow some of the and traffic here. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you g
and delays in october. much of that is thanks to hurricane sandy that disrupted air travel lull with the skulls. airlines had 80 percent of their flights arrived on time in october. that's down 5% from october 2011. airlines canceled almost 3% of their flights compared to a 0.8% in october 2011. the cancellation rate was the highest for any october in the past 17 years. >> let's take a look is storm tracker 4 we're just thinking of light showers or around the bay. highway 4 over will pass is indicating light rain. it is not writing any more at the san mateo bridge but you will encounter showers for the 880 corridor. this is stating that we will have showers and i do what to let you know how much rain is currently falling per hour. it looks like a big amount. almost to tens of an inch an hour. this religious depends on where you are located and as we take a look exactly what this is expected to move on it will hit mountain view. >> it will not start until prodded the next few minutes so this is something that we will continue to monitor. the wider view shows that most of the show
mchenry tunnel. on the north side, you are at 55 miles per hour. jfx is 40 miles per hour, 50 at sandy point and light volume into the toll plaza, no delays, hour drive times are looking good on the inner and outer loop. >> a little chilly to start the day because we have the upper 20's across the metro area but it will feel better in the afternoon with much less the wind and a little bit of sunshine with temperatures 41- 45. for tonight, we drop down into the 30's in many areas it is chilly but that is to be expected for the first morning of january with mostly cloudy skies and a sprinkle or flurry as possible. it should be mostly dry and we're watching a new storm system with the rain/snow mx. we will watch out for this on new year's day which is only a 30% chance. nothing should accumulate on the roads. the high temperature to more will be 42 degrees. near 40 for the rest of the week. for now, things are looking quiet. morni morning, the 31st of december, 2012. we here are still a few hours away from ringing in the new year. halfway around the world as you can see there in sydney, a
sandy are still paying, on average, $3.81 a gallon, 50 cents more than the rest of the country. prices there are also expected to start coming down. matt, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you very much. savann savannah? >>> the first family attended a party last night. peter alexander has more on this story. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. that performer is the global rap star. and, no, you won't see the president doing the gangnam style. took to the stage for this performance just less than a decade after apologizing for anti-american performances. >> ho, ho, ho. >> reporter: a holiday tradition, christmas in washington. >> grateful to all the outstanding performers, the choirs, the glee clubs who are sharing their tremendous talents with us. >> reporter: to be aired on tnt later this month, the international rap sensation, riding his horse amidst controversy. the most watched youtube video of all time, nearly 1 billion views but psy has come under fire for other performances that only recently went viral. long before he shot to fame making $8 milli
to victims of hurricane sandy. genuine giving. after that black friday madness. nice to see. whoever did it, well done. >> amen, thank you. >>> coming up next, the electronic device you use every day that, that may actually sense your feelings. >> my toaster oven? >> yes. >>> and it's not easy having a body of a victoria's secret model. oh, the pressure, the sexy workouts, to look so freaking perfect. >> hey, girl! hey, baby girl! baby girl! baby girl! >> whatever. ♪ doesn't mean it's over because you're gone for what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. for medicare, now is a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, hd 3. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better
about the sandy hook elementary photograph again. this one was very iconic. >> yeah. this will be probably the most iconic picture from this event, which has just been so horrible. this is one of the first pictures made by a photographer named shannon hicks, and she was a local -- you know, she worked for the newtown bee, and she was one of the first people to get on site. she came right after the first 12 policemen arrived, and she took this picture through her windshield, and it's just an amazing picture. you can just imagine these kids. they have been practiced. they've done this. this is the protocol. you know, the congo line. they all put their hands on each other's shoulder. the one in the front has to keep his eyes open, and it's so heart breaking. >> so many do seem to be keeping their eyes closed, which the teachers said don't look, don't look. >> what about the next one? the tornado in texas? >> the tornado in texas, isn't this the most incredible? this was made, again, through a windshield by a photographer, and it was -- it became so iconic the next day i
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